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Preservation paradox: YIMBYs and Brookside reuse project

Preservation paradox: YIMBYs and Brookside reuse project

| June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

It is an annoying and unfortunate reality that the priorities and prejudices of the YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) movement are set in the Bay Area, and then they are brought to the statehouse by their champion State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco, who recently in a tweet called for an end to […]

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Design Review Board approves former Farmerstower project, other new Brookside residences

Design Review Board approves former Farmerstower project, other new Brookside residences

| June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Once again, the property comprising the former Farmers Insurance headquarters and its parking lots adjoining Brookside across from Hancock Park was on the agenda of the Park Mile Design Review Board (PMDRB). This time, on May 5, the staffs of the City of Los Angeles Planning Department and a multitude of other city departments seemingly […]

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Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Sales

| April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

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Preservation on the move: Windsor Square and Kress Co.

Preservation on the move: Windsor Square and Kress Co.

| April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

I recently was showing a visitor around my home, which originally had been commissioned by Henry O’Melveny, the founder of the law firm O’Melveny and Myers. One of the facts that always interests visitors is that the house had been moved from its original site, 3250 Wilshire Blvd., at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue, […]

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Larchmont 2021 Survey results presented in Zoom forum April 14

Larchmont 2021 Survey results presented in Zoom forum April 14

| April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Larchmont 2021 group presented its survey results and facilitated a community conversation during a Zoom meeting on April 14. The group is chaired by Patricia Lombard. The other three members are John Kaliski, Gary Gilbert and Heather Boylston. Their April 14 event ran for an hour and a half. The survey had been conducted […]

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USC’s Mike Murphy interviews  all five CD 13 hopefuls at forum

USC’s Mike Murphy interviews all five CD 13 hopefuls at forum

| April 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

An online Council District 13 Candidate Forum was held on the evening of April 4, 2022. The full program was recorded and is available online: tinyurl.com/y3n2t69a Moderated by interviewer and Windsor Square resident Mike Murphy — Co-Director of the Center for the Political Future at USC — the event was jointly sponsored by the Larchmont […]

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